Lower School (Key Stage 3)

Lower Primary School Biology Online

Description

Cambridge Lower School Biology is designed to excite, inform and skill young Biologists at our online school. It is also designed to build confidence and enjoyment of Biology at Key Stage 3.

Assessment

Teacher assessments are continuous during LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marking of coursework and assignments and summative tests.

Homework

Homework will be given out every two weeks, usually in the form of researching key concepts, quizzes for recapitulation and subject-related fun, and completing of coursework.

Reporting

Parents have 24 /7 access to all of their children’s coursework, grades and teacher feedback. Additionally, parents can arrange consultations with teachers at mutually convenient times.

Biology is the study of the biological world, what it looks like and how it works. Lower School Biology at Cambridge Home School is informed by the English National Curriculum Key Stage 3 Programmes of study. This ensures pupils have the expected knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to Upper School at any English school.

1. Cells

2. Structure and function of body systems

3. Reproduction

4. Health and lifestyle

5. Ecosystems

6. Adaptation and inheritance

7. New technology: to include Genetics, Genetic engineering and Cloning

8. Turning points in biology: to include Vaccines, Antibiotics and DNA

9. Detection: to include DNA fingerprinting and Pathology

No specialised equipment required.

The Teacher

From Mrs. Perkins

I am Head of Biology at Cambridge Home School. I have a first class BSc in Biology and a Masters degree in Primate Conservation from Oxford University.  I am also a qualified secondary school teacher with a PGCE.

Before becoming a teacher, I worked in a lot of animal environments such as a dairy farm and a Big Cat zoo. I also volunteered to go to a rainforest in Honduras, Central America to study the behaviour of black Howler monkeys.

I am passionate about Biology and love to share this with my students. There really is no better feeling than the satisfaction of watching young minds grow!

Mrs. Perkins Cambridge Home School

How to apply

Our school is nearly always full, with very few school places!

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